All Seven Hills vineyard grapes, this is 100% varietal. It's a very fine effort, displaying a smooth integration of red fruits (currant, berry, hints of hard cherry candy) that create a firm and bright core, with spice and grip. It resonates and builds to a sharp, spicy, well-defined finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.